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correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> this bill protects honest, gun-loving, law-abiding citizens more than any piece of legislation we've had in the last two to three decades. and i think that people who've read the bill know that. >> reporter: west virginia democrat joe manchin made a final, impassioned plea with his senate colleagues to support expanded background checks to would-be gun buyers at gun shows and online. >> i understand that some of our colleagues believe that supporting this piece of legislation is risky politics. i think there's a time in our life that's a defining time in public service. a time when you have the ability to stand when you know the facts are on your side and walk into the lion's den, and look that lion in the eye, and tell that lion, "listen, not today, not today." >> reporter: the proposal on background checks was put forward by manchin and pennsylvania republican pat toomey. it headlined a list of nine amendments to a broader gun control measure, being voted on today. they included provisions offered by democrats to ban assault weapons and high
states today. roughly half the people that buy them are current or former members of the military or law enforcement. they buy them for legitimate purposes-- primarily for target shooting and increasingly to go hunting. members of the united states senate and congress own those firearms. paul ryan, for example, owns one of those and goes hunting with them. >> ifill: that one was a forgone concliewrkz as were the magazine clips, but the background checks not so much. >> our concern with the universal background checks is we think the problem we see is you have to fix the nix system. the first thing you need to do is fix the nix system which is why our industry is funding an initiate toif work at the grass-roots level to work with the states falling down on the jobs and not getting the background checks-- getting the information into the background check system. the system is only as good as the information that's in it, and background checks that are incompleted and accurate don't help anybody. having more of those background checks that are incomplete also doesn't help anybody. >> ifill:
surrounding areas continue to be told to stay inside their homes and not just anybody except law enforcement. one of the two suspects in the bombing was killed last night in an exchange of gunfire with police, the other suspect in a stolen vehicle apparently escaped although police believe they may have cornered him in watertown. before the shootout and chase, the suspects who are apparently brothers, told police officer on the campus of mit, police officials say the deadly drama began last night when the two brothers apparently from chec chechnia, held up a 7/11, then shot a police, and made contact. the man was identified always the boston bombing suspect. appeared to throw several suspects at the cars. one of the suspects left the car and escaped, the other was traifly injured. this morning officials including the governor cautioning everybody to be very careful and again here is what the governor today early this morning. >> suspect one is dead suspect two is on the run. we have an mbta officer who is serious wounded and in surgery right now, we have an mit securi
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